Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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Recent Reviews

William
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

University of California, Riverside is filled with so many unique people from all different walks of life.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

University of California, Riverside is filled with so many unique people from all different walks of life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice i would give to students would be to find a school that has the emphasis of what you want to study. I would tell them not to study what their parents want them to study, but what they truly want to study. And if they dont know yet, then to go to a school that has many different majors in which they can take different classes to see what's out there for them. For the parents, I'd have to say to not pressure their kids in going to a specific school just for the name, but simply allow the student to make his/her own choice. And to make the best experience out of college would be to get involved in some way. It is crucial for students to gain a sense of belonging through an organization or club or simply through friends so that they will enjoy college to the fullest.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A type of person who is relaxed and don't know exactly what they want to do with their future. It's good for people who want to take their time in discovering what is being offered and trying new things. It is also for a person who want to be surrounded by all different types of people and are willing to explore about different cultures because the campus is very ethnically diverse.

David
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

They offered a Business Administration degree.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

They offered a Business Administration degree.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is extremely into the fraternity/soroiorty lifestyle. That is the major thing at this school, its almost like its own community. Also someone who is just looking to get by, the workload is not to difficult and the classes are what you make of it. There is a lot of resources, but the people that will truly succeed are the ones that push themselves to excel. The school should be changing a lot in the near future.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that they research the school completely, especially asking other students about the school, ratemyprofessor can give students a good idea about were they want to go. Also campus tours or visiting the school are extremely important. Making the most of college is up to the individual, but I would say get involved AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE it will change your life and that is what college is all about, even if it means joining a fraternity or sorority, these organizations do have their pros as well.

Clint
Describe the students at your school.

Very liberal and close minded to other ways of thinking, also they are very condescending towards others.

Describe the students at your school.

Very liberal and close minded to other ways of thinking, also they are very condescending towards others.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To parents, do not pressure or try to influence what college your kid goes to or how far away it should be. My parents did not allow me to go where I wanted to and I have been unhappy with it ever since. To studends: Do not allow anything to keep you from making your decision like parents, significant other, or job situation. College is important and it should be somehting that you want to do and it should be a campus where you want to go. Also, try to find a school that is in line with any types of beliefs you may have such as political or religious. My beliefs are completely opposite from what my school's are. They constantly bad mouth the other belief and it makes me so frustrated and angry, thus giving me an even more negative outlook on the university and its professors.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The parking layout. This school is a commuting school and they make students partk extremely far away and charge a lot of money for parking permits.

Yeun
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Other students who comes to this school, environment and surroundings of the school, atmosphere of the school, teachers or pr...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Other students who comes to this school, environment and surroundings of the school, atmosphere of the school, teachers or professors, foods.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Badly controlled dorms. Some of the people in my dorm caused so much noise and it was hard for me to concentrate when I was studying or reading.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice that anyone can and should give is "set a goal, follow the goal, and achieve it." By that, I mean that every student should first decide what they want to do or what they want to major in and then choose a college or university that are known for that specific fields of study that the student is interested in. After the student finishes the research, he or she should make a schedule to manage their time properly and try to take the right path in trying to achieve the goal. One would need to participate in classes, get involved in extra curricular activities and last of all, make studying his or her number one priority. By doing all this, I think that a student or students will all be able to successfully achieve their goal, whether it be graduating from the university with an above 3.5 GPA or becoming a doctor. To say it directly; don't be lazy and don't forget that you attend college to learn. However, give yourself some breaks in between. You are a human, too. Ultimately, give it your best and work hard as college determines your future.

Kayla
Describe the students at your school.

Everyone usually trying to pass the class.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone usually trying to pass the class.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I feel that the best way is to go to community college first. Because at community college you will be able to find out what subject you are best at and would willingly do for the rest of your life. It also help get a feeling of how college is like. If you have time make sure to do go to work and don't be lazy because you will need the money once you attend a University.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wished I would have known it would cost so much.

Elizabeth
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are there because that is the 'natural' next step or because their parents have pressured them and in that resp...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are there because that is the 'natural' next step or because their parents have pressured them and in that respect, they're either hyper-relaxed or hyper-nervous in their attitude towards school; rarely do I come across students who are genuinely self-motivated.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for research, the reason why I feel I chose the right school. As a small, up-and-coming UC, they've distinguished themselves as innovators and creative thinkers more attuned to what is coming than to what has passed.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding a college is the choice of the student - no one is going to be spending nearly as much time on campus as he or she is. As far as education goes, forget the prestige of the school; you'll receive an education that's far more stimulating than high school ever was and you'll find professors who live and breathe the material they'll present. The only difference is, they'll expect you to be an adult about your education. Choosing the right college is all about your own goals - what you want to do in the future, what's important to you now and what you want by the end of and throughout the next four years. Do the research; don't just look up an annual survey! To make the most of your college years, I really only have one piece of advice: have a conversation. You won't find as much satisfaction with your education and your experience if you never talk to anyone. Ask the professor a question. Tell a peer about your weekend. You'd be amazed at how eagerly another person is waiting to hear you speak.

Ramsey
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a little in the middle of nowhere.... and it's national rating going up

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a little in the middle of nowhere.... and it's national rating going up

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone willing to try out a new area and expect to see something different

Matt
What kind of person should attend this school?

One who is not afraid to diversify and explore new adventures in learning and friendships. Ability to express themselves fre...

What kind of person should attend this school?

One who is not afraid to diversify and explore new adventures in learning and friendships. Ability to express themselves freely without persecution or judgement, and the freedom to "find" one's self. One who is both scared of the future and unsure of his/herself for at UC Riverside the path of discovery and self-realization are just speed bumps that are easily overcome. Those who believe in quality education, future connections, and friendships should not hesistate to join the legacy of the UC Riverside family.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students and parents should look for a college that has a broad, focused, educational background willing to accomodate a student's needs, however, it must possess characteristics and attention of a strong, yet small, school. Find a reputable school that one can be proud of and possibly send future generations of their children. Although education is the most imprtant facet of finding a university/college, consider the campus life, extra-curricular activities, facilities, safety, and alumni of the school. Ask current students of their experiences and opinions of the shcool, not merely what the ads and brochures boast of their school, and attend a few lectures to see exactly what to expect from your future alma mater. Definitely spend a night or two in the dorms to get a feel of the campus. Do not decide on a school because of friends, or a significant other because there should be no obstructions in considering future education. Carefully compare each university's location, price, atmosphere, and educational prospects, and consider both child and parent's opinion on the school. Parents should not feel price as an issue, and students should feel that parent's are acting in their best interest.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The weather because when it's hot its scorching, and when it's cold it's time to bunlde up. I feel as though it prepares some students for fields on study abroad in the Antarctica and the Sahara Desert. I think that the weather shows a great deal in showing a separation between those who want to take advantage of their education regardless of the weather or conditions. It shows that simply participating and attendance in school is one of the keys to a successful start in life and career choices.

Anthony
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UCR is an up an coming school, but you can tell it still has some coming to do.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UCR is an up an coming school, but you can tell it still has some coming to do.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to many schools so that later they have more choices of schools to choose from. It also helps visiting the campuses and getting a feel for the school.

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